SCAT Transit Vehicle Fleet

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Page Updated on 2/22/16.

Added 10 new photos.

 Here, I will profile each line of buses that SCAT currently operates, as well as those buses that are no longer in service. Because SCAT is a much smaller transit agency than HART, PSTA, and LYNX, all buses are listed on one page, whether they are in revenue service or not.


Revenue Service (Active) Buses

Gillig Phantom

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Just the name sounds haunting don’t it? Prior to 2006, the Gillig Phantom, along with several Orion high floors, had dominated the SCAT bus system. Today, only a handful operate, as many transit agencies have gone with low floor transit buses. In 2009, Gillig stopped producing the Phantom. #4001 above was kept in the old livery, while other Phantoms were re-branded with the new logo.

Gillig Low Floor

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Today, much of SCAT’s fleet comprises of Gillig Low Floor buses, such as #1417 above. The low floor fleet is a mix of standard clean diesel models, diesel-electric hybrid BRT models, and clean diesel BRT Suburban models. The above photo is a 2014 model.

Gillig Low Floor BRT Hybrid

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#0601 above is one of many 35-foot Gillig Low Floor BRT Diesel-Electric Hybrid buses that were purchased in 2006. A batch of 30-foot BRT Hybrids were purchased in 2009 and have the 09XX fleet numbers. These buses are similar to the hybrids that the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) have, but the windows and seating arrangement are different. Notice the single piece windshield that is similar to the 2005 fleet from Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), not all transit agencies opt for the single windshield anymore.

Gillig Low Floor BRT Suburban

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In 2011 and 2012, SCAT purchased a small fleet of 40-foot Clean Diesel Gillig Low Floor BRT Suburban transit buses. These buses are different from the standard Low Floors in that they have plush, high-back seating, luggage racks, and a single entry/exit door. These buses are used exclusively for the agency’s express routes; 80X, 90X, and 100X. The above photo is #1202X as it makes its turn onto Lemon Ave, where there is an express bus stop. All of the express buses are given an “X” suffix to distinguish them from the rest of the fleet.

#1106X is the demo bus that SCAT decided to keep on its fleet. This bus is distinguishable by a distinct logo, as well as the Gillig logo placed on both sides and the rear, and is typically used in publicity shots and at special events.

Unfortunately, and I think this is a subject of very poor planning on SCAT’s part, these buses cannot enter the Downtown Sarasota terminal because the facility is only equipped to handle 30 and 35-foot transit buses. Instead, the 40-foot buses must stage along Lemon Ave or Fruitville Rd to allow customers to transfer to other downtown originating bus routes.

Cutaway Vans

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In addition to the Gillig transit buses, SCAT also has a fleet of Glaval cutaway vans that are built on a Chevrolet C4500 chassis. These vans are often used for SCAT Plus Paratransit Service, but there is also a fleet of vans – like #0621 above – that are used for lower capacity routes.


Retired Buses

Prior to the arrival of the Gillig Low Floors, SCAT also had a fleet of both Orion I and Orion V high floor transit buses.

Orion I and Orion V

Credit: HARTride 2012.
Credit: HARTride 2012.

Although I do not have any photos of my own of the Orion V’s, I do have the above photo of Orion I #9301 on Route 2.

More photos, including full montage galleries, are coming soon!

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